Heading to Grindelwald after landing at Zurich Airport? Take the train and you’ll get to your destination as fast as possible. You won’t have to worry about airport transfers either – the train station is just a few minutes away by foot (located just below Terminal B).
Sit back, relax and let the SBB train whisk you through the beautiful Swiss scenery in under three hours. Grindelwald is the largest village in the Jungfrau region, the perfect location for all kinds of outdoor activities.
Once you get off at the train station, you can easily get to both the city centre and the cable car station. Take a cable car to Männlichen or First and enjoy the breathtaking views. Make sure to do at least one higher altitude hike while you’re there too – if you’re up for a challenge, why not hike from First to Schynige Platte?
Want to learn more about the train journey from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald? Read on for more details, including train times, ticket prices and some useful FAQs.
The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Zurich Airport and Grindelwald is 3 hours and 11 minutes, with around 32 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald is 2 hours and 50 minutes.
Train tickets from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald can start from as little as €30.34 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald. Travelling from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald leaves at 23:46. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Zurich Airport to Grindelwald cover a distance of around 62 miles (100 km) during the journey.